History of Columbiana County, Ohio and Representative Citizens

History of Columbiana County, Ohio and Representative Citizens

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...of Surles 8; Thompson and when by an unfortunate accident he lost an arm. Selling out his interest in the business, he became associated with A. H. Clarke under the firm name of Clarke & Surls, in the fire insurance business at which he continued until his death. The agency is now conducted by his widow and her sister, Miss Belle Stewart, and is in an exceedingly prosperous condition. Mr. Surls was a Republican in politics and was a member of the City Council, when he resigned to accept the postmastership under President Hayes, i11 which office he served eight years. At the time of his death he was clerk of the city water board, having filled that position most creditably for a few years. On December 15, 1868, Mr. Surls was joined in marriage with Mary M. Stewart, who was born in Liverpool township. Columbiana County, Ohio, and is a daughter of Robert B. and Nancy (Mayes) Stewart. Her grandfather, John Stewart, was born in Ireland and came to America when a young man, locating in the 7Vest. A short time afterward he returned to Ireland, where he married Martha Boyd, lived several years and then came again to this country. Robert B. Stewart was born on what is known as the Thomas Croft farm in Liverpool township, Columbiana County, Ohio, April 5, 1812, and grew to manhood on the home farm. He was a Free-Soiler in politics, and later introduced the first Republican speaker to address an audience in East Liverpool. He took an active part in politics. was a frequent contributor to, the editorial columns of The National Era, at Vashington_, and held numerous township offices. He married Nancy Mayes. a daughter of John Mayes of 'estmoreland County_ Pennsylvania. and of six children the following grew to maturity: James S.. who died in East...show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 187.96 x 243.84 x 27.94mm | 861.82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789814
  • 9781236789815